17 Jan 2020

1. Hyundai and Kia put over $110M into UK electric delivery vehicles startup Arrival Korean auto giants Hyundai and Kia put more than $110 million in U.K. startup Arrival, which emerged from relative stealth today. The investment immediately makes Arrival one of Britain’s most valuable startups, valuing it at…

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16 Jan 2020
Airbus signs contract with Bengaluru startup

1. Modi-Bezos Meet May Be Cancelled Tech giant Amazon’s CEO and founder Jeff Bezos may not be able to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his ongoing visit to India, as has been expected for the past month. According to an ET report, Amazon contacted the Prime Minister’s…

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15 Jan 2020
Oyo to shut doors on 2,400 Indian staffers

1. Amazon’s Indian Units Get INR 1715 Cr Infusion Ahead Of Jeff Bezos’ Visit At a time when Amazon is under the scanner of competition watchdog Competition Commission of India, its Indian units— Amazon Wholesale and Amazon Pay— have received fresh capital infusions. Amazon’s payments arm, Amazon Pay, received…

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06 Jan 2020
Samsung Restarts Smart TV Production

1. Baidu CEO makes first India trip as it catches up with Alibaba, Tencent Robin Li, the founder, and chief executive of Chinese search engine Baidu, has made his first-ever visit India, at a time when rival Chinese technology giants Alibaba and ByteDance are making inroads in the country….

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04 Jan 2020

1. Government approves 2,636 new charging stations in 62 cities: Prakash Javadekar The government has given sanction for setting up 2,636 charging stations in 62 cities across 24 states and union territories under the FAME India scheme which will encourage original equipment manufacturers to launch new electric vehicle models,…

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01 Jan 2020
Quantum Computing Breakthrough

1. Shipfix raises $4.5M seed for its dry cargo shipping platform Shipfix, a relatively new startup aiming to drag the dry cargo shipping industry into the digital age, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Idinvest Partners, with participation from Kima Ventures, The Family, Bpifrance…

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13 Dec 2019

1. Arjun Kapoor Turns Entrepreneur, Invests in Home-made Food Delivery Startup with Focus on Gender Parity Actor Arjun Kapoor has become an entrepreneur, investing in an emerging food delivery startup and said the focus is to bring a positive social change towards gender parity in society. The startup is…

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07 Dec 2019

1. 800+ Dishes, 140K Meals: How RoboChef Is Eliminating Human Chefs From The Restaurant Industry Chennai-based RoboChef claims to be the world’s first and only fully automated robotic kitchen The only manual intervention in the RoboChef process is the loading of the ingredients RoboChef is looking to expand to…

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06 Dec 2019

1. Govt Says 194 Defence Tech Startups Under ‘Startup India’; Reveals iDEX Data These startups are working in aeronautics, aerospace and defense sectors Government has launched Innovations for Defence Excellence framework to achieve self-reliance in the defense sector DRDO has launched the Technology Development Fund under the Make In…

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27 Sep 2019
People Startup Discussion

1. Become profitable, stop gimmicks. Softbank’s Son gives ‘very public lesson’ to startup founders WeWork isn’t SoftBank’s first intervention. Its investment in Uber Technologies Inc. included a deal to block. controversial co-founder Travis Kalanick from taking a CEO or chairman position. Even as his lieutenants were laying the groundwork…

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